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Commerce Ballarat 505 Club

Date:11 Feb 2016
Non Members: $16.50
Members: Free
Details:
Hosted by Balben Property Transfers

Venue: 219 Lydiard Street North
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

An evening of networking and building relationships to grow your business, drinks and nibbles provided.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Grants available for Energy and Materials efficiency

Date:12 Feb 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: On-line
Email : grants.enquiries@sustainability.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1300 363 744

Sustainability Victoria is offering grants to eligible business to cover 50% of the cost to engage a consultant to conduct a resource assessment of their operations. Grants are capped at $5,000 for an energy assessment and $10,000 for a materials or combined materials and energy assessment.


Ignite Your Business 2016 - Presented by Federation Business School

Date:16 Feb 2016
Non Members: $45.00
Members: Free
Details:
Time: 9am to 12 noon
Venue:
Ballarat Technology Park - Central
Seminar Theatre
106-110 Lydiard Street Sth Ballarat

This workshop will assist you in understanding the benefits of strategic planning for your business. It will provide you with the skills to undertake the process and give you the opportunity to reflect on your business whilst interacting with other business owners from the region. The workshop will have a focus on growing your business in a sustainable way and will help you to identify the strategies that may give you an edge over your competitors.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Developing Direction In Your Business

Date:16 Feb 2016
Non Members: $55.00
Members: $55.00
Details:
Venue: Visionary - 226 Peel St North, Ballarat
Email : info@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 0408 177 700

Is your marketing Integrated? What does Integrated mean? Could you be more efficient/effective in your business marketing? What does marketing mean?

Do you have a digital strategy? How does that fit with your business marketing?

How do you attract leads to your business? What do you do with those leads? Do you close sales? Where are the holes in this process? Does your marketing support your sales?

Visionary masterclasses are a great way to gain knowledge; collaborate with others and be empowered to grow and develop your business.

Our masterclasses are delivered using plenty of interaction; opening minds and a whole lot of fun!

Each is limited to 8 people and will be held Face-to-Face in Ballarat only.

Attendees at a Masterclass will walk away with actions to implement into their business - that day. Some will have pre or post homework and we will keep you accountable!

To Book:

http://www.visionary-group.com.au/event/40-developing-direction-in-your-business-ballarat-masterclass.html


LUCK: HOW TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU AND YOUR ORGANISATION

Date:18 Feb 2016
Non Members: $80.00
Members: $70.00
Details:
Venue: Craig's Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat
Email : nigel.fitzpatrick@iinet.net.au
Phone: 0417131494

This event is hosted by CPA Australia. The cost is $70 for CPA Australia members and $80 for non-members.

Time: 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
RSVP: 1 February 2016

What is your personal relationship to luck?
- How lucky or unlucky are you?
- Is your organisation able to make the best use of a counterintuitive opportunity when it appears?

According to Leonard Mlodinow, author of The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives, luck shapes our lives significantly only we don't recognise it. What is it that blinds us to this reality?

This highly interactive presentation will use action learning methods to:
- Deepen your understanding of the personal and organisational blocks that prevent you from recognising and harnessing good luck
- Explore the mindsets of {What I See Is All There Is} and {I Search For Openness And Learning} and the social structures that underpin them'
- Develop an understanding of the concept of being 'Flawsome' (that is, to compassionately accept our own flaws and the flaws of others and to work to become awesome when we partner with others).

Presented by: Dr Peter Rennie, the principal consultant with Leadership Australia.


Resume Writing & Interview Coaching Course

Date:19 Feb 2016
Non Members: $240.00
Members: $240.00
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

Take control of your own Resume and Interview!!!

Learn how to write your very own Resume/CV so you stand out from the rest. Plus essential interview techniques you must know to help you land your dream job!

Make your next investment the key to your future!

SESSION 1
Session 1 runs from 10am - 12.30pm
Price = $240 (save up to $70)
You will learn how to:
- Write your own Resume
- Write your own Cover Letter
- Write your own Interview Thank You Letter

SESSION 2
Session 2 runs from 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Price = $210 (save up to $95)
You will learn how to:
- Present yourself at an interview
- Give the right answers
- Dress for an interview
- Gain confidence to nail that interview

All of this is achieved in a fun group environment of no more than 5 people. Book 7 days prior to the course to secure your place - Attend either session or BOTH

Please contact Carmel on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


Instagram Workshop: From Zero to Hero

Date:23 Feb 2016
Non Members: $79.00
Members: $79.00
Details:
Venue: Sweet Fern Boutique, 114 Armstrong Street South
Ballarat, VIC 3350
Email : emily@goodmediaco.com.au
Phone: 0400 152 709
Details:
Time: 10am-12.30pm

Join me, Emily Osmond - founder of Good Media - at Ballarat's Sweet Fern fragrance boutique to learn how to make your Instagram profile work for your business.

About the workshop
This will be an intimate group workshop where you'll learn best-practice methods to create an Instagram profile that people really want to follow along with how you can use Instagram to grow your business. Afterwards you can keep up your momentum with take home notes.

About the venue
We'll be treated to the exclusive use of Ballarat's Sweet Fern fragrance boutique. Owner Kate Robinson started using Instagram strategically before she opened her store in late 2013. She now has more than 4,000 Instagram followers. As well, Sweet Fern recently became Western Victoria's exclusive stockist of Aesop - another indication of Kate's hard work and business savviness!

This workshop is perfect for you if you fit into one of the following groups:
- Know nothing about Instagram but know you need to use it to grow your business
- Have set up an Instagram account but don't know how to make the magic happen
- Are sitting on a consistent number of followers and can't break into the next level

We'll cover these five crucial elements to turn you into an Instagram superstar:
- Getting your set up right
- best practice for killer profiles
- Defining and applying your brand values for a compelling Instagram account
- Do I look good? Best ways to find great photos and create even better ones
- Making your #hashtags work for you
- How to find your tribe and boost your followers

Included in your workshop is:
- 2 hours of learnings with a 15 to 30 minute break (perfect for a quick shop!)
- The fabulous company of other local small business owners
- Snacks and drinks to keep you fed and watered
- Take home notes so you can revisit everything we cover.

TO REGISTER:

CLICK HERE


Instagram Workshop: From Zero to Hero

Date:23 Feb 2016
Non Members: $79.00
Members: $79.00
Details:
Venue: Sweet Fern Boutique, 114 Armstrong Street South
Ballarat, VIC 3350
Email : emily@goodmediaco.com.au
Phone: 0400 152 709
Details:
Time: 10am-12.30pm

Join me, Emily Osmond - founder of Good Media - at Ballarat's Sweet Fern fragrance boutique to learn how to make your Instagram profile work for your business.

About the workshop
This will be an intimate group workshop where you'll learn best-practice methods to create an Instagram profile that people really want to follow along with how you can use Instagram to grow your business. Afterwards you can keep up your momentum with take home notes.

About the venue
We'll be treated to the exclusive use of Ballarat's Sweet Fern fragrance boutique. Owner Kate Robinson started using Instagram strategically before she opened her store in late 2013. She now has more than 4,000 Instagram followers. As well, Sweet Fern recently became Western Victoria's exclusive stockist of Aesop - another indication of Kate's hard work and business savviness!

This workshop is perfect for you if you fit into one of the following groups:
- Know nothing about Instagram but know you need to use it to grow your business
- Have set up an Instagram account but don't know how to make the magic happen
- Are sitting on a consistent number of followers and can't break into the next level

We'll cover these five crucial elements to turn you into an Instagram superstar:
- Getting your set up right
- best practice for killer profiles
- Defining and applying your brand values for a compelling Instagram account
- Do I look good? Best ways to find great photos and create even better ones
- Making your #hashtags work for you
- How to find your tribe and boost your followers

Included in your workshop is:
- 2 hours of learnings with a 15 to 30 minute break (perfect for a quick shop!)
- The fabulous company of other local small business owners
- Snacks and drinks to keep you fed and watered
- Take home notes so you can revisit everything we cover.

TO REGISTER:

CLICK HERE


BisNet Breakfast - George Adams

Date:01 Mar 2016
Non Members: $30.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: Miners Tavern
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

George Adams has nearly 30 years experience as a film and television producer both in the UK and Australia. He has worked in executive drama roles for the BBC, Carlton Television, Columbia TriStar/Sony, Golden Square Pictures and Granada UK and also acted as a production risk manager for FACB/Cinefinance and co-founded the Australian based Media Risk Management company. His Australian credits include creating the ABC commissioned drama, Bed of Roses and Executive Producer of Wolf Creek, the most successful "R" rated Australian movie of all time. Since joining December Media he produced the critically acclaimed drama documentary Australia On Trial. In 2012 and 2013 he both created and produced season one, two and three of The Doctor Blake Mysteries and executive produced the UK coproduction Mrs Biggs and the 3D IMAX movie Hidden Universe. Season Four of The Doctor Blake Mysteries is currently in production.

*When registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Instagram Workshop: From Zero to Hero

Date:08 Mar 2016
Non Members: $79.00
Members: $79.00
Details: Venue: Sweet Fern Boutique, 114 Armstrong Street South
Email : emily@goodmediaco.com.au
Phone: 0400 152 709
Details:
Time: 6pm-8.30pm

Join me, Emily Osmond - founder of Good Media - at Ballarat's Sweet Fern fragrance boutique to learn how to make your Instagram profile work for your business.

About the workshop
This will be an intimate group workshop where you'll learn best-practice methods to create an Instagram profile that people really want to follow along with how you can use Instagram to grow your business. Afterwards you can keep up your momentum with take home notes.

About the venue
We'll be treated to the exclusive use of Ballarat's Sweet Fern fragrance boutique. Owner Kate Robinson started using Instagram strategically before she opened her store in late 2013. She now has more than 4,000 Instagram followers. As well, Sweet Fern recently became Western Victoria's exclusive stockist of Aesop - another indication of Kate's hard work and business savviness!

This workshop is perfect for you if you fit into one of the following groups:
- Know nothing about Instagram but know you need to use it to grow your business
- Have set up an Instagram account but don't know how to make the magic happen
- Are sitting on a consistent number of followers and can't break into the next level

We'll cover these five crucial elements to turn you into an Instagram superstar:
- Getting your set up right
- best practice for killer profiles
- Defining and applying your brand values for a compelling Instagram account
- Do I look good? Best ways to find great photos and create even better ones
- Making your #hashtags work for you
- How to find your tribe and boost your followers

Included in your workshop is:
- 2 hours of learnings with a 15 to 30 minute break (perfect for a quick shop!)
- The fabulous company of other local small business owners
- Snacks and drinks to keep you fed and watered
- Take home notes so you can revisit everything we cover.

TO REGISTER:

CLICK HERE


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar

Date:09 Mar 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

This FREE 2 hour Resume Writing Seminar costs you nothing but 2 hours of your time and will be held on Wednesday March 9th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

We will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter and.....

You will also learn:
-how to find the keywords in a job advertisement;
-the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile;
-how to select the "right" Referees;
-how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria;
-essential Interview Techniques to "nail" that interview and much, much more.....

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES - MAX 15 People

Please contact Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


How to APPify your Business

Date:16 Mar 2016
Non Members: $39.00
Members: $39.00
Details:
Venue: The Lake View Hotel
22 Wendouree Pde, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Email : sadaf.khurram@cybergeniesolutions.com
Phone: 0431599972

Thinking about an app? Get the barebones truth on what you need to know about apps BEFORE you spend a single cent! In this fast-paced 2-hour workshop you'll learn the must-know basics to:

-Research your app idea and target user effectively
-Design your app for maximum impact and usability
-Develop your app professionally and affordably
-Market your app for success and growth

Date: Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Time: 6.30pm registration | 7pm – 9pm

Cost: $39pp - early bird $34pp - includes light refreshments

Limited seats! Book now at http://www.trybooking.com/KEOL


BisNet Breakfast - Janet Dore

Date:05 Apr 2016
Non Members: $30.00
Members: $20.00
Details: Guest Speaker: Janet Dore

Time: 7.00am - 9.00am
Venue: North Ballarat Sport Club, 725 Creswick Road

Ms Janet Dore became the Chair of Committee for Ballarat in 2015, she has a wide range of experience including roles as City for Ballarat chief executive,  Newcastle City Council general manager and most recent heading up the Transport Accident Commission. Janet has a passion for regional cities, which will see her advocate on some of the most important issues for Ballarat during her term as Chair.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


R&D Tax Incentive Information Session

Date:05 Apr 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Building C
SMB Campus
Federation University
Lydiard Street Sth
Ballarat VIC 3350

Email : David.Elliott@industry.gov.au
Phone: 0429 172 068
Details: The R&D Tax Incentive provides targeted, generous and easy to access support for eligible R&D activity.

AusIndustry is holding this workshop to help SME's, first time registrants and smaller consultants/ tax agents better understand and register for the R&D Tax Incentive. Companies and advisers wishing for a refresher are also welcome.

The workshops aim to provide an overview of the program covering the following:
- general knowledge and benefits of the program
- the program's eligibility criteria
- how to complete and lodge your registration form.

If you wish to attend the workshop, you will need to register, as seats are limited.

Registrations: CLICK HERE


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar

Date:13 Apr 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

This FREE 2 hour Resume Writing Seminar costs you nothing but 2 hours of your time and will be held on Wednesday April 13th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

We will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter and.....

You will also learn:
-how to find the keywords in a job advertisement;
-the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile;
-how to select the "right" Referees;
-how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria;
-essential Interview Techniques to "nail" that interview and much, much more.....

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES - MAX 15 People

Please contact Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


Commerce Ballarat 505 Club

Date:20 Apr 2016
Non Members: $16.50
Members: Free
Details:
Hosted by: Lifestyle Travel

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: 11 Armstrong Street North

An evening of networking and building relationships to grow your business, drinks and nibbles provided.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


BisNet Breakfast - Matthew Nicol

Date:03 May 2016
Non Members: $30.00
Members: $20.00
Details: Guest Speaker: Matthew Nicol

Time: 7.00am - 8.45am
Venue: Jackson's & Co., 201 Mair St

Matthew has been working in regional economics since his work with Ian Pinge developing and supporting early versions of REMPLAN and associated research and consulting commissions.  Matthew specialises in applied research and consulting, new product and service development (Tourism Module, Gap Module, Workforce Module, Public Access Online Economic Profile), training and education. Matthew is currently working on projects that integrate regional economic development with strategic planning at a municipal level.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar

Date:11 May 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

This FREE 2 hour Resume Writing Seminar costs you nothing but 2 hours of your time and will be held on Wednesday May 11th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

We will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter and.....

You will also learn:
-how to find the keywords in a job advertisement;
-the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile;
-how to select the "right" Referees;
-how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria;
-essential Interview Techniques to "nail" that interview and much, much more.....

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES - MAX 15 People

Please contact Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


Business Day Out 2016

Date:25 May 2016
Non Members: $225.00
Members: $185.00
Details:
Venue: Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
Time: Registrations open at 8am for an 8:45am start

Business Day Out 2016 is a fully catered one-day conference. The day will consist of four guest speakers;

The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC - Nicole Eckels - Jason Cunningham - Jordana Borensztajn.

Throughout the day participants will have a chance to interact with other like minded business people.

Early Bird registrations close: 1 March 2016

Early Bird Ticket prices:
Members: $ 185
Non Members: $ 225

Regular Ticket Prices:
Members: $ 215.00
Non Members: $ 250
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar

Date:08 Jun 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

This FREE 2 hour Resume Writing Seminar costs you nothing but 2 hours of your time and will be held on Wednesday June 8th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

We will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter and.....

You will also learn:
-how to find the keywords in a job advertisement;
-the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile;
-how to select the "right" Referees;
-how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria;
-essential Interview Techniques to "nail" that interview and much, much more.....

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES - MAX 15 People

Please contact Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


Commerce Ballarat 505 Club

Date:23 Jun 2016
Non Members: $16.50
Members: Free
Details: Hosted by: Crowe Howath

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: 21 Armstrong St Nth

An evening of networking and building relationships to grow your business, drinks and nibbles provided.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar

Date:27 Jul 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

This FREE 2 hour Resume Writing Seminar costs you nothing but 2 hours of your time and will be held on Wednesday July 27th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

We will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter and.....

You will also learn:
-how to find the keywords in a job advertisement;
-the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile;
-how to select the "right" Referees;
-how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria;
-essential Interview Techniques to "nail" that interview and much, much more.....

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES - MAX 15 People

Please contact Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar

Date:27 Jul 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

This FREE 2 hour Resume Writing Seminar costs you nothing but 2 hours of your time and will be held on Wednesday July 27th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

We will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter and.....

You will also learn:
-how to find the keywords in a job advertisement;
-the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile;
-how to select the "right" Referees;
-how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria;
-essential Interview Techniques to "nail" that interview and much, much more.....

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES - MAX 15 People

Please contact Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar

Date:24 Aug 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

This FREE 2 hour Resume Writing Seminar costs you nothing but 2 hours of your time and will be held on Wednesday August 24th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

We will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter and.....

You will also learn:
-how to find the keywords in a job advertisement;
-the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile;
-how to select the "right" Referees;
-how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria;
-essential Interview Techniques to "nail" that interview and much, much more.....

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES - MAX 15 People

Please contact Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar

Date:12 Oct 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

This FREE 2 hour Resume Writing Seminar costs you nothing but 2 hours of your time and will be held on Wednesday October 12th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

We will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter and.....

You will also learn:
-how to find the keywords in a job advertisement;
-the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile;
-how to select the "right" Referees;
-how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria;
-essential Interview Techniques to "nail" that interview and much, much more.....

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES - MAX 15 People

Please contact Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar

Date:09 Nov 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

This FREE 2 hour Resume Writing Seminar costs you nothing but 2 hours of your time and will be held on Wednesday November 9th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

We will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter and.....

You will also learn:
-how to find the keywords in a job advertisement;
-the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile;
-how to select the "right" Referees;
-how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria;
-essential Interview Techniques to "nail" that interview and much, much more.....

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES - MAX 15 People

Please contact Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au


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